Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Lesson in Hurt

Hurt's Final Destination

Hurt
is only
a badly torn

skirt:
resolve to
throw it away.

Knot
the trash
bag, leave it

on
the curb.
Allow the pros

to
take it
somewhere to decompose.

by Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt
Draft 1, May 8, 2012


Questions to ask yourself:  

Why a skirt and not another article of clothing?
Why knot the trash bag as opposed to tying it?
Why the word "allow"?
What words rhyme?  Where do you hear alliteration?  Repetition?
Did you ask yourself other questions?  What were they?  Were you able to answer them?


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